Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

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Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:40 pm

I haven't heard any stories of this, but I'm curious if there is any downstream ripple effect as a result of the biglaw firm's pushing back of first-year start dates

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Re: Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

Post by Anonymous User » Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:38 am

Yep. Thankfully my judge is indifferent, so I’ve been able to politely decline the “offer” to postpone.

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Re: Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

Post by Anonymous User » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:09 am

I've heard of some postponements, but they were all at the incoming clerk's option rather than mandated. Mostly related to the delayed bar exams.

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Re: Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

Post by Anonymous User » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:56 am

What about at-risk incoming clerks who need to fly to get to their clerkship destinations but aren't yet entirely comfortable doing so

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Re: Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

Post by The Lsat Airbender » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:56 am
What about at-risk incoming clerks who need to fly to get to their clerkship destinations but aren't yet entirely comfortable doing so
Hawaii?

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Re: Any incoming clerks being asked to postpone their start dates?

Post by nixy » Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:56 am
What about at-risk incoming clerks who need to fly to get to their clerkship destinations but aren't yet entirely comfortable doing so
You’d have to work this out with your judge. I know at my local federal courthouse, everyone is still working remotely, including clerks, so while it’s not ideal, that might be a possibility.

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